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ACLA 2022 Call for Papers: "Event, Nonevent, Unevent"

updated: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 4:06pm
Gabriel Quigley
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

American Comparative Literature Association 2022 Annual Meeting

National Taiwan Normal University

June 15-18

 

Event, Nonevent, Unevent

 

Organizer:

Gabriel Quigley, New York University (gabriel.quigley@nyu.edu)

 

“the event...brings to pass ‘something other’ than the situation, opinions, instituted knowledges...a hazardous, unpredictable supplement, which vanishes as soon as it appears.” – Alain Badiou, Ethics

 

Forgiveness and Compassion from a Jewish Perspective

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 4:00pm
American Academy of Religion-Western Region
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Forgiveness and Compassion from a Jewish Perspective
This year’s AAR-WR theme is centered around the timely - and timeless - topics of “Grace, Mercy, and Atonement.” We are asked to consider what different religious groups have to say about forgiveness, compassion, and other responses to suffering, perhaps in terms of ritual or sacred activities or processes, or in terms of personal, communal, and organizational responses.

War Literature (CEA 3/31/22–4/2/22)

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:51am
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Subject: Call for Papers: War Literature at CEA 2022

 

Call for Papers, War Literature at CEA 2022

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2201 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on War Literature for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Trauma and War Literature (CEA 3/31/22–4/2/22)

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:51am
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Subject: Call for Papers: War Literature and Trauma at CEA 2022

 

Call for Papers, War Literature and Trauma at CEA 2022

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2201 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Trauma and War Literature for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

W(h)ither the Christian Right?

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 12:14pm
Post45 Contemporaries
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

"W(h)ither the Christian Right?” Papers are invited for a Post45 Contemporaries cluster on the U.S. Christian Right and literature. Recent evidence suggests the evangelical share of the population may be decreasing, but its political power so far has not waned and it is geared for apocalyptic combat. Momentarily defeated but unbowed like their champion President Trump, conservative white Christians have not received much attention in literary studies.

Asian Studies Association of Australia Conference 2022 - Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:16pm
Monash University - The Herb Feith Centre
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

The ASAA Conference 'Social Justice in Pandemic Times' will bring together academics, activists, artists, students, practitioners and community members from across disciplines with shared interest in Asia, including Asian communities in Australia and globally.

The biennial Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) conference is the largest gathering of experts working on Asia in the southern hemisphere and has been a regular feature of Australian scholarly life since 1976. 

NeMLA - You Dissolve Me in a Storm: The Ecotheology of Climate Change

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 11:17am
Matthew Mersky/ Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In Horkheimer and Adorno’s dialectic of Enlightenment, the spiritual and mimetic relation towards nature in early myth society increasingly gives way to nature’s disenchantment: the process by which a holistic and qualitative nature is systematically reduced and fragmented into the purely “rational” material of natural science and, ultimately, industrial, carbon-based society. But as Horkheimer as Adorno make clear, enlightenment, what promised liberate us from the irrational, becomes an even more irrational force than the nature it supposedly subdued, giving rise to catastrophes—genocide, nuclear fallout, global warming—that dwarf the violence nature originally wrought.

Thomas Merton and "Justice" (CEA 3/31/22-4/2/22)

updated: 
Monday, September 13, 2021 - 2:36pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

International Thomas Merton Society

 

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College English Association

52stTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

                                                                                                                       Call for Papers

March 31-April 2, 2022 

CFP Eikón Imago Journal 2023. Imago, ius, religio. Religious Iconographies in Illustrated Legal Manuscripts and Printed Books (9th -20th Centuries)

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:26pm
Eikón Imago Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

CFP Eikón Imago Journal 2023. Imago, ius, religio. Religious Iconographies in Illustrated Legal Manuscripts and Printed Books (9th -20th Centuries)

Imago, ius, religio.Religious Iconographies in Illustrated Legal Manuscripts and Printed Books (9th -20th Centuries) https://revistas.ucm.es/index.php/EIKO/announcement/view/389

Special Guest Editors: Maria Alessandra Bilotta & Gianluca del Monaco

"Queerness and the body: the effects of Pandemic"

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:22pm
American Academy of Religion Western Region
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

The 2022 Call for the Queer Caucus is centering on topics surrounding queerness and the body: the effects of the Pandemic. The call wants to ask questions like "How has the queer community experience the devastating and last effects that have arisen out of pandemics?" "What happens with the lost of queer geography?" This call also seeks papers that explore how the queer community has continued to find creative ways to maintain communities, connections, and support when their physical spaces, their livelihoods, and their health have been threathened. How do you find community, other queer bodies? The recent closure of gay bars has also taken a toll and what does this mean for the future?

Networks of Song and Story: Convent and Community in Medieval France

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:22pm
A Special Session at ICMS, Kalamazoo 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

This session adopts an interdisciplinary approach to women’s communities centered at French religious houses, and interprets creative, devotional, and other kinds of output inspired by these institutional contexts. How did music, art, liturgies, and literature figure in representations and articulations of these women’s voices? We consider how such works created networks among writers, readers, and performers, and we investigate how convents, functioning as inspiration and narrative loci, shaped lyric and text. We aim to newly demonstrate how particular institutional contexts framed gendered expression and communal life, and how particular works reflected and fashioned women’s voices, within and beyond convent walls.

Religion, Spiritualism and Occultism in Irish Literature from the Nineteenth Century to the Present

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:17pm
University of York/University of Tokyo
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 7, 2021

 

‘In 1900 he believed in fairies; that was bad enough; but in 1930 we are confronted with the pitiful, the deplorable spectacle of a grown man preoccupied with the mumbo-jumbo of magic and the nonsense of India’

 

                            W. H Auden’s ‘The Public versus the late Mr William Butler Yeats’, 1939

 

POWER, EMPOWERMENT AND DISEMPOWERMENT

updated: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 5:56am
Festival Culture Research and Education
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Festival Culture Research and Education Network will publish the Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis.

This open-access peer-reviewed journal focus on strong and serious submissions that foregrounds inquiry on festival culture that would not necessarily fall under festival culture because of its inter-, multi-, trans- or cross-disciplinary dimension.

'POWER, EMPOWERMENT AND DISEMPOWERMENT'

Creative Authorship(s): Looking for Partners in Devising a Collaborative Funding Application

updated: 
Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 8:33am
University of Tübingen (CRC 1391)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Ben Jonson frequently referred to his literary works as his ‘mind children’ in the paratext accompanying his printed plays, and he movingly reversed the analogy in his commemorative poem “On My First Sonne”: rendering tribute to the deceased child by styling him his father’s “best piece of poetry”. Jonson is associated with a bold renegotiation of authorship in the early modern period, but he was far from alone in turning to procreational metaphors in descriptions of his literary practice. Metaphors of this kind were useful to writers in suggesting a close relationship between author and text and to grapple with the notion of creative innovation vis-à-vis tradition.

Graham Greene Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:08pm
University of North Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

The University of North Georgia Press, in conjunction with The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust, is issuing a Call for Papers for a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the life and work of the English writer Graham Greene (1904–1991).

University academics, independent researchers, and doctoral, post-graduate, graduate, and undergraduate students are invited to submit papers. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:

• Greene’s political and theological landscapes
• Greene’s depiction of women
• The short fiction
• The early novels
• The plays
• Greene’s travels on ‘the dangerous edge of things’
• Book and film reviews and other feature articles will also be considered.

International Bilingual Webinar on Tribal Lifestyle: Literature-Culture-Anthropology-Linguistics (IBWTL-2)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:54pm
International Bilingual Journal of Culture, Anthropology and Linguistics (IBJCAL), eISSN: 2582-4716
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 30, 2021

Call for Papers (CfP) to the আন্তর্জাতিক দ্বিভাষিক ওয়েবিনার আদিবাসী জীবনযাত্রা : সাহিত্য-সংস্কৃতি-নৃবিজ্ঞান-ভাষাবিজ্ঞান/ International Bilingual Webinar on Tribal Lifestyle: Literature-Culture-Anthropology-Linguistics (IBWTL-2)

Scholarly Paper Presentation Registration link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9-ZmECYPxIsO067_v89hMUyoCYRvY...

Theology and Vampires

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:44pm
Madeline Potter (University of York)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Theology and Vampires

Reel Demonology: Ed and Lorraine Warren and The Conjuring Universe

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:26pm
Piedmont Virginia Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Currently consisting of seven (eight if one counts The Curse of La Llorona) interconnected films with additional entries in the pipeline, The Conjuring universe (2013-present) serves as one of the touchstone horror franchises of the modern era. Despite rising to industry prominence as one of the most profitable horror franchises of all time and one of the few properties to effectively execute a shared universe story world, The Conjuring universe has only been the subject of a few studies where it is often assessed alongside analogous, but thematically different, films such as Paranormal Activity (2009) and Insidious (2011).

Esotericism, Magic, and Occultism at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Feb 23-26, 2022, Albuquerque, New Mexico

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 1:15pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Call for Papers

ESOTERICISM, OCCULTISM, AND MAGIC

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

43rdt Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 1, 2021

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021

 

Call for Papers for NeMLA 2022 panel "Literary Form, Spirituality, and Empire in the Global 20th Century"

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:41am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel seeks to explore the interrelations between spirituality, global (anti)imperial politics, and literary form and practice in the twentieth century. There has been a commonly held scholarly contention that modern literature emerged out of a crisis of faith, if not an absolute death of God. Was such a crisis of faith related to global politics in the fin de siècle and later? If yes, how? How is secularist thought related to notions and imaginaries of the globe and of the world? Where did the other-worldly and the inner-worldly meet? How are the transcendental other and the imperial other interrelated in twentieth-century world literatures?

International Bilingual Webinar on Tribal Lifestyle: Literature-Culture-Anthropology-Linguistics (IBWTL-2, 2021)

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:41pm
International Bilingual Journal of Culture, Anthropology and Linguistics (IBJCAL), eISSN: 2582-4716
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

You are invited to submit your research papers for scholarly presentation under following Sub-themes [Theme areas].

Sub-themes

1. Application of Bangla language || প্রয়োগের বাংলা ভাষা[Linguistics]

2. Scholarly Literary Criticism || তাত্ত্বিক প্রেক্ষিতে গবেষণামূলক সাহিত্য সমালোচনা[Literature]

3. Application of Stylistics || প্রয়োগের শৈলীবিজ্ঞান[Literature and Linguistics]

4. Cultural Transmission || সাংস্কৃতিক আদানপ্রদান (গ্রহণ প্রতিগ্রহণ) [Culture]

5. Clan, Clan sign and Tattoo || গোত্র, গোত্র-স্মারক ও ট্যাটু[Cultural Anthropology]

Divinizations, A Zine on Meillassoux & Speculative Materialism

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:41pm
Divinizations
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

This zine will begin fall 2021. Its impetus is Quentin Meillassoux's writing and its goal is to offer an informal space to publish a wide range of responses to it.

Please see the website for information: https://divinizations.weebly.com/

Contact Luke Martin at contingentdivinizations@gmail.com with questions and/or ideas for submisison.

American Communes

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:40pm
C19: The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 3, 2021

On July 4, 1826, Robert Owen delivered an oration that would go on to be known as the “Declaration of Mental Independence” in which he situated an ideology animating his experimental society in New Harmony, Indiana within an existing tradition of American liberty. Communal societies seek to reconstruct society in miniature, though in the 19th century several of these experiments ultimately aspired to reshape society on a grand scale.

We seek essays that explore 19th century American communitarian experiments as revisions, renewals, and reconstructions of existing institutions, cultures, and mores. Essays may explore:

  • tensions between the public and private in intentional communities

Humor, Entertainment, Recreation, and Reactions to Trauma

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:40pm
Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

In Literature as Recreation in the Later Middle Ages, Glending Olson refers to the ancient analogy between recreation and a bow. The bow must be unstrung in order to maintain its effectiveness, just as people need recreation to remain productive. Yet another function of recreation is in reaction to traumatic events, a coping mechanism to deal with hardships and trauma with which life presents us. The COVID-19 crisis has produced a variety of reactions to the trauma of the pandemic, including entertainment: films released directly to streaming services, virtual art galleries, streaming plays, streaming concerts.

Illinois Medieval Association 2021-2022 Symposium

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:40pm
Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

As we have seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, the human response to trauma and tragedy takes a variety of forms: searching for and creating community, memorializing, lashing out, satirizing, and private mourning among them. In the aftermath of trauma and tragedy—be it a natural disaster, pandemic, revolt, or outbreak of violence--the acts of healing and rebuilding can take substantial time and require focused energy. Those living in the medieval past were, of course, no strangers to pandemics, natural disasters, and political and religious upheavals. How did they (and we) attempt to heal and rebuild after such events?

Festival Culture and Education

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 4:05am
Festival Culture Research and Education
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis, Education Special.

FCRE is committed to developing an understanding of how festival culture impacts education at all levels, all ages, all over the world. We view education as a meaningful vehicle for the transmission of culture. For this reason, it is crucial to investigate and educate on how festival culture has changed or sustained education practice.

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